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Nina Ida Polk Lutz

Posted 2017-07-13

Nina Ida Polk Lutz, who passed away February 23, 2017, will be interred beside her husband, Norwood Elmo Lutz, in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Nina was born August 9, 1930, the sixth and last child of Luther Lee and Brentie Neoma Hambleton Polk. Her siblings (Robert, Irene, Courtland, Goldie, and Ray) pre-deceased her. On February 1, 1950, Nina married Norwood, son of George Franklin “Frank” and Stella Florence Bowers Lutz. Norwood served in the U.S. Air Force; he passed on June 15, 1999.

Nina is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law: James Mitchel Lutz of Bronson, FL; Daniel Eugene Lutz of Morrow Bay, CA; Kenneth Wayne Lutz and Diane Cooley Lutz of Quicksburg, VA; Michael Richard Lutz and Patricia Lutz of Red Bluff, CA; and Jeffery Edwin Lutz of Williston, FL, with whom she made her home and who lovingly cared for her for over 25 years.

She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, their spouses, and 10 great grandchildren: Sarah Lutz Lurtsema (Jerry, and children Morgan, Aiden, Chloe, Holly, Kendrick, and Saylor) of Lewiston, CA; Rachel Lutz (Chad Piercy and son Simon); Keegan Lutz (Chelsey and daughter Gracie Mae), all of Redding, CA. She was pre-deceased by her grandson Nathan Lee Lutz who gave her beautiful twin granddaughters, Aubrey and Kymber, also of Redding, CA.

She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Mason Palmateer, Redding, CA; JR Medellin (Hillary and children Brendon, Logan, and Lauren) Dana Medellin (Children Ely and Sidney) and Denise Runion Hodson (Jody and children Bradlee and Baylee) Strasburg, VA.

Nina was one of the sweetest souls to ever walk this Earth. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her.